Although it comes with a list of TV channels of its own, but you can add your own channels as well. Remember SopCast use the VLC as the engine. So you have to make sure VLC is installed first. If you haven't done it already, then do so by giving the below command.
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc
Now we can install SopCast in Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 or 10.04, by entering the next command below.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ferramroberto/sopcast
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sopcast-player
By using the G-conf tool, we can associate "sop" extension on your Gnome desktop automatically, again by giving the below command.
gconftool-2-t-s string / desktop / gnome / url-handlers / sop / command "/ usr / bin / sopcast-player% s"
gconftool-2 - set - type = bool / desktop / gnome / url-handlers / sop / enabled true
gconftool-2 - set - type = bool / desktop / gnome / url-handlers / sop / need-terminal false